Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar August 19-25, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of August 19-25, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Hub City Comic Con, Lubbock, August 23-25

16th Annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair, August 24

Libros y Autores: Conversing Through Poetry, Houston, August 24

Russian Cultural Center 9th Annual Book Fair, Houston, August 25-30

EXHIBITS:

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:
Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Dr. Tamara Pizzoli will discuss and sign Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, 5PM

Richardson
Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Metaphors in Prose and Poetry" with Rebecca Balcárcel, 7PM

Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Jenni Edwards signing Bumping Down HighwaysFrom Boardrooms to Back Roads in an RV, 6PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:
Austin
BookPeople, Lisa Lutz reading and signing The Swallows, 7PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam Indy Championship Slam! (Hosted Jomar Valentin), 7:15PM

Dallas
Interabang Books, Kimberly King Parsons reading and signing Black Light (in conversation with Chad Miller), 6PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Teresa Sabankaya discussing and signing The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story, 5PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, TK Rapp Live Author Takeover!, 7PM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:
Austin
BookPeople, Kimberly King Parsons reading and signing Black Light (in conversation with T. Kira Madden), 7PM

Dallas
Interabang Books, Rebecca Balcarcel reading and signing The Other Half of Happy, 6PM

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Central Library, Spoken Word, 6PM

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now: Poetry Slam featuring Eddie V., 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, David Marlett reading and signing American Red, 6:30PM

Pflugerville
Pflugerville Library, Fiction Writing Series, Part III: Beyond Cat Scares: Creating Suspense and Terror with author and retired professor Tracey Lander-Garrett, 6PM

Plano
B&N - Legacy West, Open-Mic Poetry Night, 7PM

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony, Local author signing featuring Javaid Laghari and Dr. Stephanie Oguchi, 6PM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:
Interabang Books, Billy Jensen discussing and signing Chase Darkness With Me, 6PM

Fort Worth
River Crest Country Club, Texas Christian University Press presents an Art of Texas Reception, 4:30PM

Houston
Asia Society Texas, Weijian Shan discussing and signing Out of the Gobi: From Mao Zedong's China to the American Dream (in conversation with Martyn E. Goossen), 6:15PM

Murder By the Book, Lisa Lutz reading and signing The Swallows, 6:30PM
Murder By the Book, Billy Jensen discussing and signing Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders (in conversation with Kathryn Casey), 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Frederick Williams reading and signing Bayard & Martin: A Historical Novel About Friendship and the Civil Rights Movement, 5PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:
Austin
BookPeople, Author story time: Jean Reidy reading and signing Truman, 10:30AM

Half Price Books - S. Lamar, Keith Rees signing One Night in Bangkok, 1PM

Half Price Books - Southpark Meadows, YA author Warren Haskin signing Metal Spikes and Metal Spikes 2, 1PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Forget Discipline: How to Want Your Way Through Writing a Book" with ire'ne lara silva, 10AM

Boerne
Patrick Heath Public Library, Award-winning author Joe McKinney will meet with the Mysteries for Lunch Book Group, for their 20th anniversary celebration, 2PM

Dallas
Deep Vellum Books, Rachel Monroe discussing and signing Savage Appetites (in conversation with Skip Hollandsworth), 7PM
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Michelle Hackney and Mia Ortiz signing Mama's Leche, 3PM

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Your Going Out and Your Coming In:  Impressions of Travel Through Creative Writing" with P. W. Covington, 12:45PM

Galveston
Galveston Bookshop, Whitney Vandiver with her new Galveston historical novel, Oleanders in June, 3PM

Houston

B&N - River Oaks, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American book signing with Andrew Seidel, 2PM


14 Pews, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am: artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career, 7PM

Brasil Houston, Houston VIP Slam: International World Poetry Slam Qualifier, 7PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Writespace, Workshop: "Novel Pacing: A Hands-On How To" with Mark Haber, 9:30AM

Kingwood
The Original Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware and Boutique, Legendary broadcaster Dave Ward signing his long-awaited memoir, Good Evening, Friends: A Broadcaster Shares His Life, 2PM

Midland
Midland College, Permian Basin Bookies One Day Workshop: “World-building Wizardry” with freelance writer, editor, and speaker Pat Hauldren, 9AM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with author Stephen Graham Jones, 3PM

San Antonio

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